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Chakrata Tour Uttarakhand

A mixture of all things nice like greenery, the Himalayas in the background and perfect location, Chakrata is for sure that one tourism destination in Dehradun district you would like to spend a holiday in Uttarakhand. This hill station which is settled between the River Tons and the Yamuna and set up an elevation of 2133 m above the sea level is well known as a picnic spot because of the presence of a number of tourist engaging attractions. Chakrata is known as Jaunsar bawar, and it was once a tiny hamlet belonging to the Jaunsari tribe. This lesser-known tourist destination in Uttarakhand is situated in the pristine Yamuna Valley and one can find conifers, red rhododendrons, and oak trees in abundance here. If you are one of those people who love travelling alone then this town will delight you in every sense possible being away from the hustle bustle. Once here, trekking is one of the things to do to make your vacation experience in Chakrata top notch.

Starting from Tiger Falls, situated between the hilly terrain, it is a popular attraction for those travelling with their family and friends. You can have a good time just sitting close to or under the 50 m high falls. Besides, Chilmiri Neck is another place to visit for those who like capturing the panoramic views in their hearts and camera as there a number of birds and butterflies wandering here and there.

Himalayan Peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch are a sight not to miss from this travel place in Uttarakhand. Apparently anywhere you go from Chakrata, like Deoban, Kalsi, even Kanasar which is full of lush greenery, you will come across the beauty of the Himalayas in the background. Moreover, if you travel a few kilometers from Chakrata you will find yourself in Mundali which is known for offering a perfect view and an even perfect panoramic ambience or the scintillating shrine of Lakhamandal which is of great mythological and historical importance.

Chakrata is indeed a go-to destination if you are looking for a tranquil place which is also a perfect picnic spot in Uttarakhand at the same time. And so our Chakrata travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

How to reach Chakrata


Due to its location in the hills, a journey to Chakrata is only possible by road. The good part, however, is that the place is very well connected to the nearby towns by both road and public transport. Depending on your choice, you can either drive on your own or travel by public transport.

How to reach Chakrata by Road from Delhi

Let me begin by first explaining how to reach Chakrata by road. For the sake of detailing the route, I will assume Delhi as your starting point.

There are two routes that you can take from Delhi to get to Chakrata. One goes via Dehradun and the other one via Paonta Sahib. In terms of distance, both the routes are almost the same but the one via Dehradun can take slightly longer, about an hour or two more.

There can also be a third route via Shimla and Rohru but that is necessarily a two days journey from Delhi and done by people wanting to cover Chanshal Pass which I have explained towards the end of the article, in the itinerary section.

How to reach Chakrata from Paonta Sahib

Let us first talk about how to reach Chakrata from Delhi by road via Paonta Sahib. The route, in this case, will be as mentioned below.

Delhi – Panipat – Karnal – Kurukshetra – Yamuna Nagar – Paonta Sahib – Vikasnagar – Dakpatthar – Chakrata

Traveling this way, the total journey will be of about 325 kilometers and travel time of approximately 8 hours, depending on your speed and breaks. I will suggest an early morning start to avoid Delhi traffic. Drive till Kurukshetra and then take the road towards Yamuna Nagar. The cut is easy to miss so keep an eye out and ask around if you weren’t sure of it. After Yamuna Nagar, you will continue driving to Paonta Sahib via Tajewala. From Paonta Sahib, you will then cross Vikas Nagar, Dakpatthar and arrive at Chakrata. The road is mostly plains till Vikas Nagar and it is only the final stretch after Dakpatthar that it climbs up rapidly to gain height.

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How to reach Chakrata from Dehradun

Now let us take a look at the road to Chakrata via Dehradun. In this case, the route will be as mentioned below.

Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Chhutmalpur – Dehradun – Dakpatthar – Chakrata

The distance if you went via Dehradun will increase to 345 kilometers approximately and the travel time will up by an hour. From Delhi, you will drive to Roorkee via Meerut, Khatauli, and Muzaffarnagar which is now a super smooth highway and won’t take you long. From Roorkee, leave the Haridwar Highway and turn towards Dehradun. In Dehradun, you will have to find the Chakrata Road. Ask anyone around to point you towards Chakrata, or Dakpatthar or Vikasnagar. From Dakpatthar, you will then drive up to Chakrata. The road after Dehradun is a mix of good, bad and average but mostly it is average.

Traveling to Chakrata by Bus can be a bit tricky because you will have to break your journey in different parts. It is tricky in the sense that the only direct bus to Chakrata is from nearby places like Dehradun, Paonta Sahib, and Vikas Nagar. So, for example, if you were coming from Delhi, you will have to board a Bus for Dehradun which is really the easy part. There are several buses, both overnight and during the day, plying to Dehradun from ISBT Delhi. Once you reach Dehradun, you have two choices to get to Chakrata. Either you can hire a private taxi for the last leg of your journey or you will have to find a Bus.

There is a direct bus between Dehradun and Chakrata but it not that high in frequency. It is actually the bus traveling from Dehradun to Rohru that passes through Chakrata. If you missed it then the only other choices would be to look for any bus for Paonta Sahib, Vikas Nagar or Dakpatthar and then board a shared taxi for Chakrata from there. Shared cabs are actually more common on this route than a Bus and that is what even the locals rely on. So for a Bus journey, your best bet would be to board a bus from your city for Dehradun, Paonta Sahib, Mussoorie or Vikas Nagar and then find a shared cab for Chakrata.

How to reach Chakrata by Train

Nearest railway station to Chakrata is in Dehradun, at a distance of approximately 85 kilometers. It is well connected to all the major cities of India. It is advisable to take a night train that you can be in Dehradun by early morning. From the railway station, you can either hire a private taxi or travel by Bus as I explained above.

How to reach Chakrata by Flight

The nearest airport to Chakrata is the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun, at a distance of about 115 kilometers. It is a domestic airport well connected with other cities in India. From the airport, you can board a Taxi which will charge you about Rs. 2000 – 3000 for a drop. These taxis are available right outside the airport. Or you can first reach the Dehradun Bus stand and then travel to Chakrata by Bus.

Local Transport in Chakrata

Chakrata is just a small town and you can get from its one end to the other in less than 30 minutes on foot. You do not really need local transport to move around locally here.

Chakrata was a British Indian Army cantonment region before 1947, situated in the capital district of Uttarakhand, India name is Dehradun. In the past period, the place was popular by the name of Jaunsar Bawar. Chakrata is a gorgeous hilly destination for the nature lovers people, it is about 100 meters North West side of Dehradun. The area comprise of 2 wonderful hills name are Chakrata and Kilani. The place is as well popular as the hub for privileged Special Indian forces.
Chakrata is the ideal destination for those who loves nature as the region is wonderfully attached with the natural beauties of hills. It is houses various kinds of birds. The bird watchers are able to also visit the place to make their holiday memorable. Separately from those it is a finest location for adventurer and wild lifers also. It is also very trendy among the tourist for its diversity of Flora and Fauna.
A Person gets calmed and can unshackle himself from all the stuff benefits and tension of life to spoil in the attendance of scenery and its spiritual creation that can be most excellent experience at Chakrata.

Places to Visit:-

Tiger Fall:-
Tiger fall is one of the peak straight water falls in Uttarakhand, India. Also known as “Kerao Pacchad” Tiger fall make a noisy echo during its descent from 312 ft cliff into a tiny lake. Tiger fall could be arrpimd 19 km road drive from Chakrata and otherwise there is 6 km trek from Chakrata which take you straight to the Tiger fall.

Deoban:-
Deoban is a beautiful place near Chakrata. At the name suggest Deoban (God own forest). It is situated at the height of 2200 mts to 3025 mts from the sea level. Anyone can saw a gorgeous view of Himalaya from Deoban. Anyone can see different types of birds in the Deoban.

Chilmiri Neck:-
Chilmiri Neck is the highest peak in Chakrata region, it is all over sounded by the beautiful deodar forest. differnet birds and butterflies are initiate in this area. Beauty of the adjoining areas of Swargarohini Peak and the Bandarpoonch Massif can be seen from this site.